World Bulletin / News Desk
Egypt's former ruling generals will be investigated by a civilian judge who is examining accusations they are responsible for the deaths of activists killed in protests during the army's stewardship of the country.
The investigation covers accusations against Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi who was the head of the military council that assumed power from President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and who was sent into retirement with other top generals by President Mohamed Mursi in August.
"Over 136 accusations have been filed against Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and chief-of-staff Lieutenant General Sami Enan," said a judicial source. The investigation headed by Judge Tharwat Hammad is an initial inquiry into complaints filed by members of the public, including the families of victims.
Activists hold the generals responsible for the spasms of violence that punctuated their rule, which ended on June 30.
The judicial investigation marks a break with the past. Army personnel would typically only be investigated by the military. It was unclear how long the investigation would last.
Mursi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood until he was elected president, is the first Egyptian president not to have emerged from the military.
Mursi forced both Tantawi and Enan into retirement on August 12 following an attack in the Sinai Peninsula. Mursi gave both generals honorary awards and appointed them as advisors.
In new laws, the EU will place a deterrent on multinationals who use creative accounting to reduce their corporate tax.
The former British Prime Minister will step down as the Middle East envoy at the end of June.
An early election count has seen the ruling party in Ethiopia win a majority in parliament.
The Turkish energy watchdog has said that energy for Africa is important for country's G20 presidency
A four day meeting from journalists from the Turkic world sees delegates from 20 countries arrive in Kazan, Tatarstan.
Judges in the EU have sentenced 11 former Kosovo Albanian guerrillas for war crimes.
Here are the FIFA Officials indicted on corruption charges earlier the day.
The first visit of a Serbian prime minister to Albania, aiming to improve the fragile relations between the two Balkan nations.
Former members and supporters of the Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA, on Tuesday buried the men killed in clashes in Kumonova
The Turkish and Muslim communities in the Netherlands have called Wilders' demand for anti-Islam exhibit a 'provocation.'
Israel has detained a 42 year old woman for crossing into Gaza via the Erez border crossing.
Israeli daily Haaretz has revealed that a letter by David Ben-Gurion, shows that he gave explicit orders to prevent Palestinians returning to their homes.
U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS FIFA DEFENDANTS CHARGED WITH RACKETEERING, WIRE FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACIES